Monday, September 06, 2021

The House that Stamps Built - POTW Challenge

 First of all I want to wish everyone Happy Labor Day.  Fall is upcoming per the calendar, it is already September.  I am the POTW designer over at The House that Stamps Built  for this week and I cased a card done by one of our former design team Rock Stars Esther Ashberry.  Here is her card - 

I liked it so much that I asked her if I could "CASE" it - "Copy and share everything" and she said "sure".  So here is my take on her card.  

Would you like to see how I did this???  Well my main reason for trying this was I got a set of ZIG clean markers, they are watercolor pens and they are a lot of fun to work with.  I got a gift coupon for my birthday and this is what I spent it on.  

I used 3312-E Maple leaf   3314-D Birch Leaf   3313-E Oak Leaf   3311-C Acorn, stamped the images with black archival ink as I was going to water color them.  I chose a variety of Zig markers in fall colors and I colored my leaves and acorns.  

I die cut a tree out of vellum  with bare branches and then sprayed it with Glimmer Mist spray in coffee color.  

I die cut the word "blessings" in brown.

I did some random black splatters which I love to do, just adds a bit of character.  I then glued the tree and the word blessings on my main panel.  I layered it on dark brown and then my base card was kraft.  

Hope you enjoyed this POTW this week, and I enjoyed  being able to visit with our dear friend Esther and do my take on her card.  



Esther Asbury said...

Love, love, love your take on my card Shirley!! The vellum tree is so cool tinted with glimmer mist, and I agree with you on adding splatters (It's my favorite finish!).

Unknown said...

Both cards are stunning, like your take on Esters card! Your design is equally beautiful, and 9 like your splatters!

Lynette said...

Great card, and a great CASE. Enjoy your Zig clean color markers!

*Vicki* said...

You've done such a beautiful CASE here Shirley! I love using my Zigs and don't always think to use them, but they're fun! The splattered background is great with your falling leaves and this is something that I've been doing lately too! Beautiful card!

loz said...

You have cased her card so beautifully and a different take on the design Shirley...Loz

Cheryl W said...

Your card is beautiful, Shirley! I love the leaves scattered about in the background. I've heard good things about those Zig markers and have been tempted to buy some. I've resisted so far as I have two stacking drawers full of markers--both alcohol and water-based.

Witchcrafted Life said...

Tremendously pretty fall time greeting. I love the classic leaves and rich, wonderfully seasonal colour palette you've utilized here, Shirley.

Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

Diane said...

Cute card! I love fall colors and cards. Great job!

Pia S said...

You've created a wonderful effect of falling leaves on this card. And the splatter is a great, subtle way of filling in the white space. Beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving kind words:)